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Tesla coil. Time-lapse image of artificial lightning from a large Tesla coil (pink, centre) striking Dr Austin Richards in his home-made robot-like metal suit. The suit harmlessly conducts away the electricity. The coil consists of an induction coil which feeds a transformer through two capacitors. It produces high-voltage, high-frequency sparks. Photographed in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
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